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[#] Fri Feb 17 2017 16:03:20 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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Just another way to divide people into groups and then set them against each other. Identity politics are bad, m'kay?

[#] Sun Mar 05 2017 08:58:34 EST from zooer

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TIL... that the song "Video Killed the Radio Star" was a remake, or rather remade by the writers under a different band name.  It was originally released by a group called "The Camera Club". Two of the writers of the song left The Camera Club and formed the Buggles, they re-released the song to success.  Thomas Dobly was in the band Camera Club.

The original:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HLwljnmzR8



[#] Tue Mar 07 2017 17:43:56 EST from kc5tja

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zooer, I think the Buggles did the same thing with I Am a Camera (released to unpopular opinions as themselves, but when the major players moved to Yes, they re-released the song, and it was much more successful). There's a pattern here.

[#] Tue Mar 07 2017 17:47:38 EST from kc5tja

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I suck at everything. It's taking a toll on me. I'm walking away from my Kestrel project after almost 10 years of (part-time and sometimes full-time) investment. http://kestrelcomputer.github.io/kestrel/2017/03/07/kestrel-winter

[#] Tue Mar 07 2017 22:34:10 EST from zooer

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I also learned that Pink Floyd's "Have a Cigar" was sung by Roy Harper.  (not Gilmour or Waters)



[#] Wed Mar 08 2017 16:08:10 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold

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2017-03-07 22:34 from zooer
I also learned that Pink Floyd's "Have a Cigar" was sung by Roy
Harper.  (not Gilmour or Waters)


There is a version on the Experience disks with Roger singing it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgQRt6fn-LY

Roy Harper definitely did a better job.

Hats Off to Roy Harper!

[#] Wed Mar 08 2017 19:17:28 EST from zooer

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[Vocals by Roger Waters & David Gilmour]

That is the duet version, I guess they both attempted it,.  I had always thought it was Roger.



[#] Thu Mar 09 2017 18:10:00 EST from zooer

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.... I always though Roger was singing on the album.

 

TIL.... that Radio Shack still has about 2000 stores open.    It is closing some more, but I thought they closed most of them.



[#] Thu Mar 09 2017 20:54:59 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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I suck at everything. It's taking a toll on me. I'm walking away from

my Kestrel project after almost 10 years of (part-time and sometimes
full-time) investment.

That's disappointing and I'm sorry to hear about it. I remember when you were originally talking about it, back when you had a 65816 based design in mind.

I've got to give you credit for having the resolve to end the project though.
I don't think I could have done it after that long.

Was Rackspace funding your research on the project?

[#] Thu Mar 09 2017 23:12:02 EST from kc5tja

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The project is not ended; it's mothballed. Rackspace was not funding it except insofar as I was an employee. I will return to it when I have gainful employment again.

[#] Thu Mar 09 2017 23:12:44 EST from kc5tja

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What my post was about, more specifically, was how my 3rd revision of the project was a total abject failure from a productivity POV, while the 2nd revision (Kestrel-2) was an unmitigated success in comparison.

[#] Sat Mar 11 2017 13:49:12 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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TIL that there are people who sell stuff on eBay that they don't actually have. When they make a sale, they just order the item on Amazon and have it sent to the buyer.

It's a bit frustrating, because I was shopping on eBay specifically because I wanted to avoid Amazon.

[#] Mon Mar 13 2017 13:45:37 EDT from Ragnar Danneskjold

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You can't avoid Amazon. You will be absorbed.

[#] Wed Mar 15 2017 11:34:07 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar

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TIL that United Parcel Service claims to have trademarked the color brown.

I can't imagine that would hold up in court.



[#] Thu Mar 16 2017 12:07:02 EDT from Ladyhawke

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They wanted to make absolutely certain that whenever anyone thought of crap, they remembered UPS.



[#] Thu Mar 16 2017 12:21:08 EDT from zooer

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TIL.... there is something called "veal bacon"



[#] Thu Mar 16 2017 18:01:29 EDT from papa

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TIL.... there is something called "veal bacon"

Veal bacon ... sounds delicious.

[#] Thu Mar 16 2017 18:49:01 EDT from kc5tja

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TIL: Writing a custom decorator completely breaks Twisted/Klein's @route decorator somehow. I'm still bamboozled over this.

[#] Mon Mar 20 2017 07:39:48 EDT from fleeb

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I wish we could hire you, kc5tja. I really, really wish we could. But I don't think you'd want to work here, unless you like teaching, don't mind travel, and don't mind 'part-time' (since I doubt these guys will hire a full-time dev instructor).

[#] Tue Mar 21 2017 12:48:42 EDT from zooer

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TIL... each pound of equipment in the Apollo spacecraft required apx 500lbs of fuel for a round trip to the moon.



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